A catalog for a body of paintings. The work connects imagery from pop culture, Flemish Renaissance art, images related to the history of race in America, and bits from my daily life.
David J. P. Hooker lives and works in the greater Chicago area, where he is an artist and Associate Professor of art at Wheaton College. He received an M.F.A. in Ceramics from Kent State University, and a B.A. in English from Furman University. Although primarily a ceramic artist, David creates work in a variety of media, including collage, painting, and video. Themes of his work include ritual, craft, community, structure and place. David’s work is widely exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions in Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago and Kecskemét, Hungary. When David is not freaking out over deadlines, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Elaine, his children Abbey and Samuel, his dog, Mac, and his cat, Summer. He also enjoys baseball, basketball, BBQ, and tennis—not necessarily in that order.